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Real Estate Pool Inspections



Pool Inspections are one of the most overlooked services when purchasing a new home. Make sure your Pool Inspection is performed by a Certified Pool Inspector, CPI®.

Get a Professional Pool InspectionYou’ll want to buy your next home with your eyes wide open.   But unless you’re a pool expert yourself, you’ll be wise to hire a professional pool service company, preferably a Certified Pool Inspector to conduct a thorough inspection.

Don’t Rely on a Home InspectorSome buyers assume the home inspection covers the pool, but it’s rare when it does.  Even if the home inspection offers pool inspections, many home inspectors do not have the required expertise or knowledge to properly evaluate a pool.  In fact, most home inspection reports include a disclaimer covering the pool.

Pools Have Complex Equipment and PlumbingThere are many moving parts to swimming pools.  Beyond the actual pool structure itself, which needs to be tested for leaks, the pump(s), heater(s) and filter(s) need to be checked for proper operation.  The electrical equipment needs to be inspected, as does the pool plumbing.  Decking surfaces, safety covers and the hardware that secures them should be evaluated for proper working condition and longevity.

Test the Pool by Running the EquipmentDuring a thorough inspection the overall operating condition of the pool and equipment is evaluated by turning the systems on to see if they run properly and air free.  Typically this is a visual inspection; keep in mind, you and the inspector have no right to take anything apart.

Check the Main Drains.  Another important aspect of an inspection—perhaps the most important aspect—is to make sure the pool is equipped with federally approved anti-entrapment covers on all suction outlets (drains) in the pool.  Your pool inspector also needs to know applicable state laws regarding pools.

Check the FenceAll communities require fencing or other barriers around the pool to prevent children from wandering into an open pool area.  Specific requirements may vary from town to town, but all require functioning self-closing, self-latching gates.  Your inspector should be very familiar with all aspects of safety pertaining to the pool and the surrounding area.

Settle the Pool Details, Then Close.  When you buy a home with a swimming pool, you’re buying it “as is.”  So before you sign the papers, it is best to know what you’re getting into.  If you need to make a price adjustment based upon any work that might be required to restore the pool to good operating condition, you’ll be able to negotiate that before your real estate closing.  Having money held in escrow to cover repair costs is an easy way to address any concerns that may have come up during the inspection.


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